Why Vacations Are Necessary

11/8/2016 – A recent report by Oxford Economics found that almost 25 percent of all paid vacation days in the U.S. workplace are not being used. If you’re one of those employees who feel like you simply can’t take a vacation day, much less a week off work, then you are among those who have contributed to the fact that unused vacation days by Americans are at a 40 year high. You may be very successful in your career, and possibly attribute that to your hard work and never taking a day off, but it’s certainly not the healthiest way to live your life.

With the holiday season upon us may we suggest you consider giving yourself a break by celebrating the New Year at a getaway near Atlanta. It’s as good reason a reason as any to take time off and enjoy a well-earned vacation, and if you do, we highly recommend our very own New Year’s Fantasy and Fireworks vacation package available here at Callaway Gardens as one of the best deals around. It’s been shown that when you take time off, not only will your stress level be reduced, but your concentration at work will improve as will your overall job satisfaction. So come join us this New Year’s holiday for what we have planned for you here at our family vacation spot near Atlanta.

Fantasy In Lights

Join us this New Year’s Eve for the 25th year of our Fantasy In Lights display. We offer all our guests an opportunity to enjoy this display, which features eight million lights stretching over more than five miles. Afterward, join us at Robin Lake Beach for New Year’s Eve festivities that will include two terrific bands to entertain the crowd, televised football bowl games, and a New Year’s Eve countdown from New York City that will be projected on a big screen for all to see followed by our Fantasy and Fireworks celebration!

Holidays in Pine Mountain

You can catch the holiday spirit and enjoy a well-deserved vacation by celebrating the New Year’s holiday with us here in gorgeous Pine Mountain, Georgia, as so many have done for decades before. The gates open at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, after which you can drive through our Fantasy In Lights display until 9 p.m. Live music will begin at 7 p.m. and, of course, the countdown to 2017 begins shortly before midnight, followed by an incredible fireworks display.

Christmas lights in Atlanta GA

Ring in the New Year

There are few places where you can see a display of holiday lights as good as ours, not to mention a full array of fireworks at midnight to celebrate the New Year. If you’re looking to make your vacation plans around our New Year’s celebration, our Fantasy In Lights room and ticket package includes accommodations at The Lodge and Spa, our Inn, Cottage, or Villa with Fantasy In Lights admission and entry to our spectacular gardens each day of your stay. If it’s a romantic stay for two that you’re looking for, our Bed and Breakfast package includes all of the above and breakfast for two. Book your vacation today at Callaway Gardens!


Explore All of Callaway

Beach & Water Sports

Swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing on Robin Lake

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TreeTop Adventure

Climb and zip through the trees on this fun forest course

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Butterfly Center

Meet over 1,000 colorful butterflies face-to-face

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Birds of Prey Shows

Discover the strength, speed, and beauty of these magnificent creatures

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Hiking & Biking Trails

Explore Callaway’s 2,500 acres by foot or by bicycle

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The Gardens

Drink in the beauty of azaleas, hydrangeas, and other woodland wonders

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Fantasy In Lights

One of National Geographic’s Top 10 Holiday Light Displays

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Summer Family Adventure

An authentic Georgia outdoor family getaway like no other

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Enjoy mouthwatering, chef-prepared cuisine at an array of restaurants

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Balloon Festival

Watch beautiful balloons aglow or enjoy your own tethered balloon ride

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Symphony on the Sand

A night beneath the stars with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

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Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard

Tournament for the greatest athletes in competitive watersports

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Some of the best lake fishing in the southeastern United States

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